2014 NCBWA Poll (May 12th)

DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 17th year with its 2014 weekly surveys. Polls will be circulated from Feb. 17-June 26 (weekly through June 10) following the 68th annual NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb., at TD Ameritade Park.

Virginia (eight weeks), Oregon State (three weeks – Feb. 17, May 5-12), Florida State (March 17), South Carolina (March 10), and Cal State Fullerton (preseason No. 1) have held down the No. 1 position in the poll after 14 weeks of surveys in 2014. This equals last season’s five total teams at No. 1 during the entire January-June NCBWA compilations. The poll voters come from 44 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation.

The current poll has representation by 12 different conferences among the 302 baseball-playing schools in the 2014 NCAA Division I ranks, and 17 circuits have been rated this season. The rankings of 2012 had a NCBWA-poll record 22 different DI conferences and independents rated at least one week while 12 separate circuits had team rankings in ‘13. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com.

Rank-School-2014 Record-Previous Rank
1 Oregon State Pac-12 38-8 1
2 Virginia Atlantic Coast 41-9 2
3 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 46-7 3
4 Florida State ACC 39-12 4
5 Louisville American Athletic 40-12 5
6 Cal Poly Big West 41-10 6
7 Oklahoma State Big 12 38-13 7
8 LSU Southeastern 36-14-1 8
9 South Carolina SEC 39-13 12
10 Vanderbilt SEC 38-14 10
11 Washington Pac-12 36-11-1 13
12 Houston American 39-13 14
13 Miami (Fla.) ACC 38-14 15
14 Florida SEC 34-18 11
15 Oregon Pac-12 36-16 9
16 Ole Miss SEC 37-15 16
17 Rice Conference USA 34-16 18
18 Indiana Big Ten 35-12 19
19 Texas Big 12 34-15 17
20 TCU Big 12 36-14 20
21 Mississippi State SEC 33-19 21
22 Alabama SEC 32-19 23
23 Texas Tech Big 12 37-16 24
24 Liberty Big South 38-11 26
25 Clemson ACC 31-21 22
26 Sam Houston State Southland 37-14 28
27 UC Irvine Big West 34-16 25
28 Nebraska Big Ten 34-17 29
29 Pepperdine West Coast 34-14 27
30 UAB C-USA 34-16 NR

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Arkansas (32-21), Bryant (37-12), College of Charleston (35-16), Columbia (27-17), Creighton (27-15-1), Dallas Baptist (33-18), FIU (35-15), Illinois (30-17), Indiana State (33-13), Kansas (33-21), Kentucky (30-20), Long Beach State (26-23), Maryland (33-19), Mercer (36-13), NC State (29-20), New Mexico (35-17-1), Rutgers (27-22), San Diego State (35-17), Seton Hall (36-11), Southeast Missouri State (33-17), Saint Louis (31-18), Stony Brook (31-15), UC Santa Barbara (29-15-1), UCF (32-20).

Dropped Out: Mercer (30).

By conference: SEC 7, ACC 4, Big 12 4, Pac-12 3, American 2, Big Ten 2, Big West 2, C-USA 2, BSC 1, SLC 1, SBC 1, WCC 1.